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Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Four Men Arrested For Assault After OHA Office Occupied Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Four Men Arrested For Assault After OHA Office Occupied

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says some of its staff members were forcibly removed from the lobby by 12 people.
OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the annual cap of $15.1 million is too low and that state agencies should do a better job reporting their revenues.
Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line? Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: Is Rowena Akana’s Political Career On The Line?

The longest-serving OHA trustee faces allegations of ethics violations while also waging a re-election fight.
Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Who’s Who On The Ballot For The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs

Up for grabs are three OHA at-large seats, as well as seats representing Maui and Oahu.
How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

How OHA Trustees Spent Their Allowances

Thousands of dollars went to support athletic competitions, charitable galas and beauty pageants.
OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.
Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Some OHA Candidates Continue To Spend Big On Their Campaigns

Sam King has the most cash on hand in the Oahu race, while Rowena Akana has the most in the at-large contest.
OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA At-Large Candidates Have Raised Little Money So Far

None of the three incumbents — Lei Ahu Isa, Rowena Akana and John Waihee IV — reported spending any money this year and two are in debt.
OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Inspires Hope — And Disillusionment — For Hawaiians

Created out of the idealism of the 1970s Hawaiian Renaissance, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has been bogged down by scandal and infighting.
This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

This OHA Trustee Is Taking On The State Ethics Commission

UPDATED: In the middle of a state ethics investigation and other public criticism, Rowena Akana has filed a new lawsuit.